Van Scot Bowen

Nov 1, 1965 - Jul 15, 2019


Van Scot Bowen passed away in Davis on July 15th, 2019 at the age of 53.
He was born in Sacramento on November 1st, 1965. He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth Duane Bowen. Van is survived by his mother: Darlene Bowen; his wife Catena Bowen; his five children: Mathew Bowen, Brandon Vaillancourt, Jammi Powell-Bowen-Perez, Nicholas Bowen-Rodgers, and Cristi Bowen; Step-daughter: Alicia Velasquez; Brothers: Ken Bowen and Glen Bowen; Sister-in-law: Melissa Bowen; Nephew: Kyle Bowen; Great Nephew: Bryce Bowen; Niece: Jenifer Bowen, and Niece: Samantha Bowen.

Van loved his family and friends dearly which was shown by his huge heart and his willingness to always lend a helping hand. His passions included woodworking and vehicle repair and restoration. He coached numerous kids through Land Park Little League and East Sacramento Baseball. Van also enjoyed celebrating Halloween and invested countless hours looking for new ways and decorations to spook trick or treaters.

Van will be greatly missed for his contagious smile, his boisterous laughter and his love for his family and friends.

The visitation will be held at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819 on July 24th, 2019 at 9:00 AM. Funeral services will be held at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819 on July 24th, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819 at 12:30 PM. Guests are welcomed to attend a celebration of life at Vintage Monkey, 400 N 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95811 on July 24th, 2019 at 11:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the charity of your choosing in his memory.
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  • JoAnn Cardona says:

    Our DΓ©epest Sympathy and Prayers go out to the entire family With love from the Cardona family.

  • An Goldbauer says:

    I remember the first time I met you. You were kind. Catena invited me to sit in the backyard where we could talk and catch up. Later, Laurie joined us. When I returned with Deanna we gathered outside – once again. You had a playful spirit. I didn’t know you well. I just knew you were a gentle person. I will always remember that smile of yours. You left me with that gift of that realization that a smile radiates spans and affords people to feel welcome. Thank you for this beautiful memory. I wish you peace.

  • Lisa Valin Ramirez says:

    First met Van at Peter Lassen Jr. High. I was in 9th grade, he was in seventh. Fast forward 35 years to local Bel Air Mkt. where I work and he and his family are some of my favorite customers. Always with a smile and a pleasant exchange, Van will be missed.

  • Shaun Mitchell says:

    Van we were best friends in elementary school. I used to come over your house on 57th st on a regular basis. We then played on the same team in Seniors at Tahoe Tallac Little League. Time slowly seperated us but i will always cheresh my fond memories of you. Love yo like a brother….

  • Greg Martinez says:

    Van, you were my good friend for over 40 years. Lots of ups and downs, good and bad but we always kept it moving forward. From my family to yours, our condolences, thoughts & prayers. My brother, you have left me with a heavy sad heart, i will miss your company but never forget our friendship.

  • Catena Bowen says:

    I miss you. I miss your smile, your laughter, and even your grumpiness at times. I wish life didn’t end this way for you or for us. It makes me sad knowing you are gone and thinking. about the last year and all the changes that were happening. I pray you are at peace now and with your dad, grandpa, and Scooter. 😘

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